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  • Mark Dalrymple
  • Scott Knaster

Abstract

Remember back in the mists at the dawn of time when we wrote accessor methods for our instance variables? We wrote a lot of boilerplate code, creating both a -setBlah method to set the object’s blah attribute (obviously) and a -blah method to retrieve it. If the attribute is an object, we needed to retain the new one and release the old one. There are utilities out there that will turn your class definition into method declarations and definitions that you can paste into your files. But still, writing accessor methods is a lot of mindnumbing work that can better be applied to doing the cool stuff that’s unique to your program.

Keywords

Accessor Method Text Field Instance Variable Compiler Directive Method Declaration 
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© Mark Dalrymple and Scott Knaster 2009

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  • Mark Dalrymple
  • Scott Knaster

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